Windy launches Satellite layer
@rui25p Hi, this is the first version of the visualization and we are going to improve it. Logo of Eumetsat is according to our contract with our NMI / Eumetsat. Frequency of the images is different for each satellite, so we always show the latest frame depending on the time you choose on timeline. I admit that there is no information about the specific images acquisition timestamps. This could be improved. We are combining images from six satellites (Meteosat-8,10,11, Goes-16,17 and Himawari-8). In Europe we are showing images from Meteosat-10 with 5 minute frequency. Corrections: we are reprojecting images to Webmercator projection, but nothing more. We are also playing with correction to sun direction, but only the diffuse light so far. We are not able to handle specular reflections or scattered light from the sun near the horizont.
gigi last edited by
The new satellite and radar function is Great!
I would only suggest to add an option to have an UTC satellite image time,
as absolute time instead of a relative one like 3 min ago.
Really many thanks!
leo.idt last edited by
@gigi you're right. UTC satellite image time is very important. Mainly if you're using for serious application.
glvierra last edited by
Windy.com & the app continues to get better and better. Thanks for all the hard work from everyone on the Windy team!
UPDATE: we have significantly decreased the time for between the image acquisition and appearing on Windy for GOES 16 & 17 (USA). The waiting time for the newest image was around 40 minutes; now it is only 10. The time shown on Windy is a time when the image acquisition started. The image acquisition takes approximately ten minutes, and the processing and sync between servers are another 15 minutes. Additionally, newly the GOES satellites have 10 minutes steps.
For those who want to know how the satellite image is done, this is a great video:
It is going to be a nice addition, once completed; can't wait.
Arc8ngel last edited by
Looks like the Satellite layer is broken?!
Thanks to windy team
alfagreco last edited by
Yes i like
@Shdak63 Hi, we apologize for the situation. Data from Goes satellites was not accessible that time. Now it should be ok.
Franpasc last edited by
@ivo Tout à fait GENIAL ! ! ! '-)
Fabiano600 last edited by
Very very good ! I hope Windy keeps showing satellite images
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PMzt last edited by
Great job guys ! We almost use only you website and app to be aware of the situation for our flights !
Thanks for what you're doing !
The satellite layer is much appreciated.
There is probably nothing you can do about it, and it is probably in the source data coming from EUMETSAT, but there is an annoying discontinuity running through the central US.
It kind of degrades the beautiful image. If there is anything that can be done about it I'd appreciate you looking at it at some point.
ecprich last edited by
I'm getting errors when trying to save a video - Error 500. cool feature.
Huracan77 last edited by
Awuesome work guys
pote de barro last edited by
Wyndy, está de parabéns, por disponibilizar imagens de satélite em tempo real, muito obrigado equipe wyndy,o melhor de todos os aplicativos.
Dutch J last edited by
There is so much already that Windy can do that I have not even found out how to use everything after more than a year following it as it unfolds...
But you know what is the most fun? SHOWING it to people who have not heard of it before! The stunned expressions on peoples faces (especially when they realize it's free) when they see it and find out what they can see with it is always priceless :)